Keep swimming: Industry revenue is expected to recover from health scares over the previous period

The Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry is California is an important part of the state and country's food supply chain. California has the third-largest coastline in the country and is home to the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest port in the country. A significant proportion of the nation's fish and seafood harvest each year comes through California. The short shelf life of most seafood products and the importance of being close to the source of seafood itself has helped make the industry prominent in the state. Over the past five years, industry revenue has grown as a result of a number of factors. Californians are relatively health-conscious eaters and the perceived health benefits of fish and seafood compared to other protein options has driven seafood consumption up...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Health concerns that have plagued industry revenue growth are expected to stabilize
  • Seafood prices have dropped over the past five years, cutting into per-unit revenue
  • Seafood consumption and price growth are forecast to drive increasing industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry in California is divided into three segments: fresh finfish; fresh shellfish; and frozen seafood and other. This industry classification excludes packaged and canned seafood. Such products are covered in the Frozen Food Wholesaling industry (IBISWorld report 42442) and Soft Drink, Baked Goods and Other Grocery Wholesaling industry (IBISWorld report 42449).Fresh fish and shellfishFresh fish and seafood form the industry's largest product segment, accounting for just nearly 80.0% of all industry revenue. Fresh finfish accounts for the majority of revenue at 51.0%, while fresh shellfish accounts for 26.8% of industry revenue. Acc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income in California and Per capita seafood consumption in the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry?

    Establishments in this industry primarily wholesale fish and seafood; canned or packaged frozen products are excluded from the industry. This industry does not include manufacturers’ sales branches and offices (MSBOs) where the wholesaling and preparation of seafood products occur as one undifferentiated operation; revenue from such MSBO’s are included under the scope of the Seafood Preparation industry (IBISWorld 31171).

    Industry Products
  • Frozen seafood
  • Fresh finfish
  • Fresh shellfish
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling fish (except canned or packaged frozen)
  • Wholesaling cured fish
  • Wholesaling fresh fish
  • Wholesaling fresh seafood
  • Wholesaling unpackaged frozen fish
  • Wholesaling unpackaged frozen seafood
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Per capita seafood consumption
  • Price of seafood
  • Price of poultry meat

  • Current Performance
  • Demand growth
  • Mitigating factors
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand swims up
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Seafood Preparation
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Fish & Seafood Markets
  • Specialty Food Stores
  • Caterers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fish & Seafood Aquaculture
  • Fishing
  • Ship Building

  • Products & Services
  • Fresh finfish
  • Fresh shellfish
  • Frozen seafood
  • Chart: Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Other wholesalers
  • Restaurants and foodservice providers
  • Retailers for resale
  • Export sales and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Price competitionProduct quality and service
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry

  • Bumble Bee Foods LLC, Sysco Corporation, Thai Union Group, US Foods Holding Corp.,
  • Table: Bumble Bee Foods LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Sysco Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Thai Union Group - financial performance
  • Table: US Foods Holding Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in California Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income in California (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The practice of farming fish, aquatic plants and other aquatic organisms.
  • Cure
  • A process of preserving fish products, usually achieved through smoking, salting or drying.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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